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dewfall

[doo-fawl, dyoo-] /ˈduˌfɔl, ˈdyu-/
noun
1.
formation of dew.
2.
the time at which dew begins to form.
Origin of dewfall
1615-1625
First recorded in 1615-25; dew + fall
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  • But the chill damp of dewfall roused him at the first graying of dawn.

    Bloom of Cactus Robert Ames Bennet
  • Rain, exposure at dewfall on the searocks, a peccadillo at my time of life.

    Ulysses James Joyce
  • The sun is, however, already low, and she calls her darling in from the dewfall.

    My Fire Opal, and Other Tales Sarah Warner Brooks
  • They walked on over grass that sobbed in the dewfall beneath their footsteps.

    Sinister Street, vol. 2 Compton Mackenzie
  • The dewfall had been very heavy, and soaked them from nose tip to tail, and the bats wheeled overhead.

    Lives of the Fur Folk M. D. Haviland
  • Her lips were still parted, tender as rose-leaves at dewfall, and her eyes glistened as she opened them at the sound of his voice.

    Arethusa F. Marion Crawford
  • Always, from dawn to dewfall, the world about little Chebeague is full of swallows that dart and soar and flit like shadows.

  • I would rather feel the dewfall of a child's loving tear upon my face than wear a laureate's crown.

  • So plentiful is this dewfall, in some favored sections, as really to support vegetation.

  • We should also note the fact that the dewfall is a concomitant of cloudless skies.

    Outlines of the Earth's History Nathaniel Southgate Shaler

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